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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 2nd

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

CT Scanner “Scans around the Clock”

Waygate Technologies (formerly GE Inspection Technologies), a world leader in industrial inspection solutions, is further expanding its Computed Tomography (CT) product portfolio with the new Phoenix Speed|scan HD. The high-performance microCT system was developed for production environments with high throughput, and can be used in a variety of industries … read more

New ‘HandOnMetrology’ Platform Showcases Portable Optical Metrology

A new digital platform has been launched for companies wanting to integrate the benefits of optical 3D metrology into their quality control processes. On the platform metrology experts share their know-how during tutorials and how-to’s ‑ from unboxing to the first scan and from part inspections to data analyses. … read more

On-Machine Surface Finish Measurement

BLUM surface roughness gauges are used for fast and automatic inspection of workpiece surfaces directly in CNC machining centres and turning machines. Specially designed for the harsh conditions in machine tools, the BLUM surface roughness gauges are an effective solution for improving workpiece accuracy and metal-cutting productivity … read more

Enabling Factory Floor Data-Driven Decisioning

Siemens Digital Industries Software is leveraging the Mendix low-code application development platform to help customers across industries build contextual and personalized solutions and help enable data-driven decision-making processes. With the general availability of Mendix Data Hub and new Mendix for Industrial Edge services, Siemens can help customers achieve an end-to-end view of their plants, factories, … read more

A Reverse Engineering Race Against Time To “Start Your Engines”

The #28 Cummins Diesel Special shocked the racing world in 1952 when it captured the pole position at the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) with the fastest lap time in history. This feat, along with the car’s many other innovations, won it a prominent place in racing history … read more

Multisensor CMM System Measures Microscopic Part Features

Mitutoyo’s MiSCAN allies coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and vision measurement machine (VMM) technologies to enable scanning measurement of the smallest component features using the newly developed MPP‑NANO micro‑form probe. The aim of this system design is to enable the most accurate three‑dimensional analysis of the widest range of feature size … read more

Laser Proximity Sensor Identifies Smallest Objects

SensoPart’s new laser proximity sensor FT 55-RLHM with background suppression (BGS) detects surfaces of any kind and identifies the smallest objects with remarkable reliability. ‘Detect all’ is one of the operating modes of SensoPart’s new BGS sensor and is a function to be understood quite literally … read more

Real-Time Measurement Asset Visibility Provides Actionable Insights

Factory asset management based on real-time data is an essential part of every smart manufacturing strategy. But successful asset management depends on having access to actionable insights in a format that is easy to access and use. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence division’s HxGN SFX | Asset Management allows CMM and laser … read more

API Expand Laser Tracker Channel Partners

Automated Precision Europe GmbH (API) has announced new partnerships in Holland and Denmark for its 3D metrology products which includes its RADIAN laser tracker series. In Holland it has partnered with MeetConsult B.V., who, offering closer customer proximity to customers in the Netherlands, provide optimum solutions for 3D metrology tasks … read more

Advocating Need For 6D Point Repeatability

Leading nanometer-level motion control technology innovator, ALIO Industries, continues to advocate the examination of the impact of 6D repeatability testing and performance on single and multi-axis motion control systems. Advancements in manufacturing processes and metrology sensors along with the continuing demand from industry to create innovative technologies and products is … read more

Hexagon Enhances Its Smart Manufacturing Solutions

Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire D.P. Technology Corp. (“D.P. Technology), a leading developer and supplier of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology. The ESPRIT CAM System, its flagship solution, is the smart manufacturing solution for any machining application. … read more

Reverse Engineering Aids Sustainment at US Air Force

The Department of the Air Force’s Advanced Manufacturing Olympics showcase kicked off recently with a look at where military sustainment has come so far and what more it has to accomplish. Air Force acquisition boss Will Roper is pushing the service to adopt three-dimensional printing and other forms of advanced and … read more

New Zero Defect Manufacturing Methodology Development Project

Zero Defects Manufacturing or just ZDM is one of the main goals of Advanced Manufacturing. Sectors as critical as the aeronautical, the railway, the automotive and wind energy require increasingly more supervision of each of the parts that are part of the engines or other critical elements that they produce … read more

Hexagon Announce 3rd Quarter Financial Results

Summary: Net sales decreased by -2% to 939.9 MEUR (956.3). Using fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure (organic growth), net sales was unchanged by 0 per cent Operating earnings increased by 6 per cent to 250.1 MEUR (235.8) Earnings before taxes, excluding non-recurring items, amounted to 242.2 MEUR … read more

Renishaw Report Profit Increase on Revenue Decline

Renishaw has reported that overall revenue fell 6% from the same period last year to £116.9m ($152m) with revenue in the metrology segment down 8% to £110.2m ($143.3). Despite the revenue decline Renishaw reported a rise in first-quarter profit. The metrology business achieved revenue growth in the APAC region, where the … read more

Faro Announce 3rd Quarter Financial Results

Faro has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Total sales were $70.7 million for third quarter 2020 representing a 17% sequential quarterly increase when compared to $60.6 million in the second quarter 2020, and a 22% decrease when compared with $90.5 million for third quarter … read more